In her Nobel Prize acceptance speech, Toni Morrison said: 'We die. That may be the meaning of life. But we do language. That may be the measure of our lives.' In this paper, I explore, with the help of Wittgenstein, how the language of literature can be the measure of our lives only by exceeding language – that is, by showing what cannot be said.
|Title of host publication||WITTGENSTEIN AND THE LIMITS OF LANGUAGE|
|Number of pages||18|
|Publication status||Published - 16 Dec 2020|
- philosophy of literature
- F. R. Leavis
- Tractatus Logico-Phiosophicus
- showing vs saying